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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to hire a bartender for a private party?

Hiring a bartender for a private party typically costs between $270 and $390 in total. On an hourly basis, expect to pay at least $40 to $60 per hour, as well as a flat fee. How much you’ll pay, however, depends on the time of year or day, the size of the party and other factors. Get in touch with a few bartenders near you and request a free estimate — it’s the only way to get an accurate idea of how much private bartending services will cost you.

Check out “How much does it cost to hire a bartender?” to learn more about the cost factors.

Do bartenders need to be licensed?

Certain counties, cities and states may require licensing. Check your local government’s regulations before starting your search.

In many cases, you might want to choose a bartender who has a license and/or certification. If you’re considering hiring a bartender for an upcoming event or a special occasional, check their online profiles to find out what credentials they have. If you can’t find the information online, don’t hesitate to ask them directly when requesting to receive free estimates.

How do I find a good bartender?

Put some time on your calendar to research and compare top-rated bartenders near you online. Start by looking at their ratings and services. For example, some bartending services will provide a waitstaff, glassware, ice, coolers, food and more.

Next, look at their photos of past events and read the customer reviews. Find feedback on the bartenders’ services. Did they offer fair pricing? Did they show up on time to set up? Did they bring all of the appropriate drinks, cups, supplies and decorations? Did they interact politely with the party guests and provide a pleasant overall experience? And did they do the agreed-upon cleanup afterward?

Narrow down your top choices, and start contacting the bartenders. Ask for cost estimates for your event, and tell them how many people will be attending, what type of event it is and what services you require. You should also ask them questions about their experience.

Bartenders may need a license in your state, county or city to work at a private party. Make sure they’re properly certified before you hire anyone.

How much should you tip wedding bartenders?

Sometimes, a gratuity is included in your final bill. If not, consider tipping your wedding bartenders between 10% and 15%. However, this is not a set-in-stone rule. You can always tip more, perhaps 20%-25%, for great service.

What do bartenders cost for a wedding?

It costs roughly between $270 and $390 to hire a bartender. However, if you need a wedding bartender, you should request cost estimates from bartenders near you. Depending on the drinks you plan to serve, the number of guests and other factors, your total cost will vary.

Reviews for Hoboken bartenders
Thumbtack Customer
David bartended for our daughter's first birthday party. He was super professional and friendly and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or use him again!
David WilkinsDavid Wilkins
Angelica c.
Johanna was our bartender for the night and what an amazing job she did to make this event run smoothly for our daughters Birthday/ surprise engagement. Everything was as we wanted it! #classeyprofessionalhelp
Santisi Catering Bartending and Event StaffSantisi Catering Bartending and Event Staff
Thumbtack Customer
Everything was absolutely amazing, my bartender was extraordinary she really made it all come together, she didn't crack under crisis she was charasmatic and her sangria was to die for !!
Famous EventsFamous Events
Jeffrey H.
Brenda's was fantastic! Professional yet very personable. In addition to being a fabulous bartender, she volunteered to help out in other ways which made my party much more manageable. She was a life saver, and I'd hire her again in a heartbeat! All the guests loved her too :)))
Brenda's BartendingBrenda's Bartending
Thumbtack Customer
Robert tended bar at my wife's surprise birthday in fairly tight quarters in our small city kitchen in Hoboken. He was awesome. He stayed on top of everything and created a really friendly vibe with the guests. Throughout the evening a bunch of people commented specifically about how great Robert was. I'd work with him again without question and would recommend him to anyone who needs a bartender.
Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Edward to bartend for a cocktail party of 70 people, serving red and white wine, as well as water. He was extremely professional and very efficient. He arrived early, helped with the set up and collaborated when it started raining and the party was outdoors. He helped us move everything and passed the wine around when people weren't going out to get it because of the rain. Very respectful, sympathetic and professional, I definitely recommend hiring him and will definitely hire him again in the future!
Edward SylviaEdward Sylvia
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